[INDOLOGY] Sanskrit in Groningen

Christopher Wallis bhairava11 at gmail.com
Thu May 23 23:50:47 UTC 2013

This is truly sad, Dr. Bakker, and shocking.  I hope this does not also
entail the elimination or attenuation of your position?

Chris Wallis

On 23 May 2013 16:38, hans bakker <h.t.bakker at rug.nl> wrote:

> Dear Colleagues,
> After a long uphill struggle, we have finally lost. The board of the
> Faculty of Religious Studies,  backed  by the Board of the University of
> Groningen and supported by the chairman of my department, has decided to
> close the Institute of Indian Studies.
> The tradition of the study of Sanskrit  of more than a hundred years  in
> the Groningen University,
> which was inaugurated by Jacob Samuel Speyer,  will come to an end by 1
> August 2013.
> I have little hope that protests will make any difference. If you feel
> inclined to react, though, this reaction could  be sent to the following
> addresses.
> President of the Board of the University of Groningen, S. Poppema:
> s.poppema at rug.nl
> Dean of the Faculty of Religious Studies, G. H. van Kooten:
> g.h.van.kooten at rug.nl
> Chairman of The Department of  Comparative and Historical Study of
> Religion, Kocku Von Stuckradt:    c.k.m.von.stuckrad at rug.nl
> Hans Bakker
> --
> Prof Hans T. Bakker
> Institute of Indian Studies
> University of Groningen
> Oude Boteringestraat 23
> 9712 GC Groningen
> the Netherlands
> tel: +31.(0)50.363.5819
> www.rug.nl/india
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